Oceanography Teacher Resources
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Learning About Oceanography
Students experience the field of oceanography. In this oceanography lesson, students role-play the career of oceanographer. Students log on to Second Life and research algae blooms and coral sanctuaries. Students simulate an oil spill and research the harmful effects of the spill on marine life.
7th - 8th Science
Oceans: Reading Comprehension
Practice reading comprehension by approaching oceanography through 2 pages of informational text. The text give introductory coverage of oceanography in practice, ocean zones, names of the 5 oceans, ocean features, and marine life. Three true/false and 6 fill-in-the-blank questions follow, prompting students on direct recall and comprehension.
4th - 8th Science
What is Earth Science?
Here is a unique presentation that's on Earth Science. In it, learners see that Earth Science is a science made up of four main categories: Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, and Oceanography. Pupils are assigned a task. They must find two newspaper articles or pictures with captions that relate to two of these Earth Sciences.
3rd - 6th Science
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Students investigate various careers in the field of oceanography. They create a resume, develop a hypothetical company, create a brochure or web page, plan an ad campaign, or write an article about a teacher that has influenced them.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Careers Lessons 2 - How Can I Get There from Here?
Students identify differences between jobs and careers, and identify career areas within the broad field of oceanography. They research, compare and contrast requirements needed to become a practitioner of various oceanographic career fields, determine high school courses that would be most beneficial for someone planning oceanography career, and create computer-based group projects relating to an oceanographic career.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Dora, Dora, Dora, Dora, Dora! This may be your little ones' best guess as to what it's like to be an explorer! Give them a deeper understanding with this compact examination. A four-minute video introduces them to Robert Ballard, the oceanographer most known for finding the sunken Titanic and hydrothermal vents.
3rd - 8th Science
Effects of Oil Spills on Environment and Marine Life
Students explore oceanography by conducting an environmental experiment in class. In this oil spill instructional activity, students discuss the human need for oil and what is at stake when we drill for oil in our oceans. Students read a book in class titled Prince William and utilize cooking oil and dishwashing detergent to conduct an oil experiment.
3rd - 5th Science
Students create a video about their oceanography unit where they role-play various animals from the ocean. In this oceanography instructional activity, students create a paper mural and then costumes for the animals. Students role-play the animals and create a video.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Fisheries Management in the Open Ocean
Young scholars explore biology by researching fishing equipment. For this oceanography lesson, students discuss the impact of human technology on the fish population. Young scholars utilize marbles as a visual aide and complete fish population worksheets before creating a poster presentation in class.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Hawaii's Freshwater Animals - Species Report
Learners explore biology by creating a report for the class. In this oceanography lesson, students research and identify the survival characteristics of a list of freshwater animals by utilizing the Internet and library. Learners complete ocean species worksheets before creating a presentation based upon a specific freshwater animal.
4th - 5th Science
Branches of Earth Science Wordle
Acquaint your class with the 4 branches of earth science with this visual representation of the different branches. Using 4 different colors, learners categorize the provided words into the separate branches of earth science: meteorology, oceanography, geology, and astronomy.
5th - 9th Science
Sixth graders choose a topic for an Oceanography report, discuss copyright law and the need to cite sources. They use the bibliography sheet gather information and graphics. Students complete a research project using research, word-processing, and graphics skills.
6th English Language Arts
Oceans in Motion
Here is a thorough, and engaging series of lessons on the ocean. Learners investigate early and modern tools of exploration, surface and sub-surface features of the ocean, the composition of ocean water and its role in the water cycle, the formation of waves and ocean currents, and marine life.